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>> pelley: tonight, the elley:ador's s.o.s. document after document shows chris stevens asked the state department for more security before he was killed in libya. sharyl attkisson has the story. as the campaign grows shorter, the attacks grow sharper. the president accuses mitt romney of forgetting his own positions. >> i think it's called romnesia. (laughter) >> pelley: the romney campaign calls the remark "unpresidential ." reports from nancy cordes and jan crawford. she's not only brave, she's tough. the teenager shot by the taliban comes out of her coma. charlie d'agata is at the hospital. and "on the road." steve hartman joins the hunt for a primate. he's little but he's at large. >> i realize he's made a monkey out of me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. ee pelley: good evening. in the weeks before his death, u.s. ambassador chris stevens sent the state department several requests for increased encurity for diplomats in libya. stevens and three other beericans were killed this past september 11 in a terrorist attack on the u.
francisco's city hall for christopher stevens. he was the u.s. ambassador to libya killed with three other americans in that terror attack last month on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens was 52 and leaves a wife and two children. bill whitaker is covering. ambassador stevens was remembered today by diplomats and dignitaries, politicians and friends, they gathered to commemorate him in the grand rotunda of san francisco city hall. >> our city will always remember ambassador stevens as a hero who served all americans. >> u.n. diplomat and visiting, c berkeley professor bartu worked closely with him through the libyan civil war and remembers him as a best friend and as a competent miss player. >> he would wear you down. >> always with pa smile on his face, that's how he did his diplomacy. >> and that is what made stevens a stabilizing force in and unsettled part of the world. >> so he wasn't the type of diplomat who stayed behind diplomatic walls. he got out among the people. >> that is true. he was very widely regarded. his family is being overwhelmed with expressions of condolence. >>
service tonight at san francisco's city hall for christopher stevens. he was the u.s. ambassador to libya killed with three other americans in that terror attack last month on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens was 52 and leaves a wife and two children. bill whitaker is covering. >> reporter: u.n. diplomat and visiting u.c. berkeley professor peter bartu worked closely with christopher stevens through the libyan civil war. he remembers see the srebs as a best friend and a consummate tennis player. what kind of a tennis player was he? >> well, he was too competitive for my liking. he'd wear you down. always with a smile on his face. that's how he did his diplomacy. >> reporter: that, bartu says, is what made chris stevens a stabilizing force in an unsettled part of the world. >> people were candid with him and he was candid back. >> reporter: so he wasn't the type of diplomat who stayed behind diplomatic walls. he got out among the people? >> that's true. he was very widely regarded. i think the fayly's been overwhelmed with expressions of condolence. >> reporter: condolences from the
stevens. yhe military security officer will tell his story to congress on wednesday but tonight he sits own with sharyl attkisson. with orter: army green beret lieutenant colonel andrew wood first set foot in libya last webruary to lead an elite 16-man counterterrorism team. from the moment he arrived he says he saw chaos. chaoooting incidents that occurred, many instances involving the local security sard force we were training. constantly there was battles going on between militias, criminal activity and that became increasing danger as time went on as well. >> reporter: wood met daily with ambassador christopher stevens to discuss security. that's stevens on the right and s on thewood on the left at a eft aial day service in tripoli. was he concerned about security? >> he was. he was constantly concerned about the threats to not just eimself but the entire staff shere. >> reporter: was there what you saw as a visible security drawdown during the period of time you were in libya? >> yes. it began just shortly after i ly aftd. there was pressure to reduce the rember of security people
stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack in benghazi last month. today elizabeth palmer made it inside the room where the ambassador died. >> reporter: the u.s. compound in benghazi now sits empty and abandoned. if the men who attacked these buildings on september 11 used heavy weapons, there are few signs of it. but over every window there's evidence of the billowing smoke that killed two americans, including ambassador chris stevens. inside post-it notes cling to the blackened wall, left behind by f.b.i. investigators who finally made it to this crime scene for a single day last week. cell phone video from the night of the attack shows the fire burning as looters swarmed over the compound. now a blanket of soot covers the ruins. but investigators will have been looking closely for evidence to show who set the blaze. this heavy steel security gate seals the sleeping quarters behind me off from the rest of the consulate building. it's double-locked from the inside, probably by the people who took refuge in here that night. among them, ambassador chris stevens. the space
. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed by terrorists on the anniversary of september 11. sharyl attkisson reports a house committee opened a hearing on the attack today. >> reporter: the state department's eric nordstrom was the lead security official in libya and says he told his headquarters that getting adequate security was the hardest part of his dangerous job. >> it's not the hardships, not the gunfire, not the threats; it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. and i added it by saying, "for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building." >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11 attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department "we need this," and the answer kept coming back as? >> "you've got to do with less." for what reasons, i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department offic
in libya. wood says he met daily with u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and security was a constant challenge. there were 13 threats or attacks on western diplomats and officials in libya in the six months leading up to the september 11 terrorist assault where ambassador stevens and three of his colleagues were killed. wood tells cbs news and congressional investigators that u.s. diplomatic personnel in libya repeatedly requested that security details be extended but the state department in washington, d.c.-- which he calls "state main" denied those requests. >> reporter: a senior state department official today told cbs news there was constant conversation about security but they say the nature of the attack was so lethal and overwhelming that a diplomatic post would not be able to repel it. sources say a total of three mobile security deployment teams left libya between february and august. in addition to the special forces team. that's 34 highly trainedded security personnel moved out in a six-month period. one state department source told cbs news the teams weren't pulled, that
coverage of the memorial service for u.s. ambassador chris stevens who was killed in libya, we said stevens left behind a wife and two children. we were wrong about that. stevens was not married and had no children. at the debate with more than 65 million people watching on tv, the candidates were literally face to face, toe to toe, pointing fingers at one another, each man challenging the truthfulness of just about everything that the other man said. no issue was hotter than drilling for oil and gas, and we asked wyatt andrews to do some drilling for the facts. >> in the last four years, you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor romney. governor, we have actually produced more oil-- >> no, no, how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and federal waters. >> governor romney, here's what we did. there were ace whole bunch of oil companies-- >> i had a question, and the question was how much did you cut them by? >> reporter: behind this tense confrontation, mitt romney's basic claim is the president could have leased more pu
as the attack unfolded. as you know, four americans were killed, including ambassador christopher stevens. sharyl attkisson has our story. >> reporter: the e-mails contain the earliest descriptions so far of what happened at benghazi the night of the attack. at 4:05 p.m. eastern time on september 11 an alert from the state department operations center was issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies. including were the white house situation room, the office of the director of national intelligence and the f.b.i. u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi under attack. approximately 20 armed people fired shots, explosions have been heard as well. ambassador stevens who is currently in benghazi and four chief of mission personnel are in the compound safe haven. at 4:54, less than an hour later, another alert "the firing in benghazi has stopped, a response team is on site attempting to locate chief of mission personnel." then at 6:07, state sent out another alert saying the embassy in tripoli reported the islamic military group ansar al-sharia claims responsibility for benghazi attack
and how four americans, including ambassador chris stevens, were killed in an attack on the anniversary of september 11. american airlines discovers why some of its seats came loose. u.s. soldiers are on the lookout for afghan allies who may be enemies. and why half of the great barrier reef has vanished. when the "cbs evening news" continues. >> pelley: two u.s. border patrol agents came under fire early this morning along the mexican border and agent nicholas ivy was killed. his partner was wounded. they were on patrol in arizona, the shooter or shooters got away. the agents were assigned to a border patrol station recently named after agent brian terry who was killed in a shoot-out with drug dealers two years ago. next sunday will mark 11 years since the u.s. went to war in afghanistan. the second-longest war in u.s. history behind vietnam. the plan for getting american troops out depends on training afghan soldiers to do the fighting against taliban themselves but there have been setbacks lately as some of the trainees have turned their guns on their u.s. allies. 33 americans have b
, libya, three weeks ago. four americans, you'll recall, were killed, including ambassador chris stevens. there are a lot of questions about what happened. margaret brennan has been following this story and she's at the state department tonight. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. the secretary of state reacted to pressure from the public, the press, and the house oversight committee to address the controversy around the administration's response to that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. were there multiple requests for increased security in tripoli and benghazi and can you address whether washington or your office rejected those requests? >> well, let me start by cautioning everyone against seizing on any single statement or piece of information to draw a final conclusion. over the course of this review there will naturally be a number of statements made, some of which will be borne out and some of which will not. >> reporter: clinton and her aides have consistently pointed to intelligence reports that indicated there was no threat to the u.s. mission and that it was int
million ut medicare funds over the next far. steven love heads the dallas/fort worth hospital council. thesays the penalties are unfair to hospitals that serve primarily low-income populations. >> hospitals that treat people that are in low-income areas in don'tases don't have the primary care providers they need prim eedtheir communities. they may not have the pharmacies they need. nd so to coordinate that care outside of the hospital is going to be very difficult. >> reporter: scott, not all hospitals are failing to meet these guidelines and some hospital executives we spoke to iny the initiative is not all bad. in fact, some of those hospitals ramsdeveloping their own programs to keep people oealthier once they do get home and out of the hospital. >> pelley: anna, thanks very much. what's causing the seats to come loose on some american airlines jets? airli next. jets? that's next. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed
stevens, were killed in an attack on the anniversary of september 11. american airlines discovers why some of its seats came loose. u.s. soldiers are on the lookout for afghan allies who may be enemies. and why half of the great barrier reef has vanished. when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast-acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. thanks. [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! [ male announcer ] try new alka-seltzer plus severe allergy to
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